AI-powered voice screening for COVID earns CE mark

An Israeli AI startup has been cleared to market COVID-detecting voice analysis software in Europe, according to No Camels.

Vocalis Health announced the CE mark win Feb. 17, saying its VocalisCheck product can be accessed by smartphones and is intended to serve as an initial screening tool, not a definitive diagnostic tester.

The company says the system achieved good accuracy, 81%, in a recent clinical trial involving more than 2,000 people in India. The participants represented speakers of at least four languages.

Vocalis is working with Mayo Clinic on refining the software and expanding its applications for voice-based health screening.

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Doctors specifically called on Congress and the Food and Drug Administration to improve existing regulatory frameworks and incentivize more stringent testing in this underserved population.

This tall task would typically take years to complete manually, imaging experts explained on Thursday.

The Imaging AI Certificate will allow rads to work at their own pace, covering everything from AI basics and workflow improvements to how algorithms are built and programmed.

Updating the imaging standard of care to include artificial intelligence as a second reader is one solution that takes some burden off individual physicians.

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